AZIMIO NOW SEEKS TO BE JOINED IN CASE BLOCKING NADCO REPORT IMPLEMENTATION

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Azimio la umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga receives NADCO from joint committee Chairperson Kalonzo Musyoka and MP Kimani Inchung'wah.

BY SAM ALFAN.

High Court in Kiambu has satisfied urgent application by Azimio la umoja One Kenya Coalition seeking to join the petition challenging the implementation of the National Dialogue Committee report(NADCO).

Justice Dora Chepkwony certified the application urgent and directed Azimio lawyer Arnold Oginga to serve other parties and petitioner to respond within seven days.

The judge last month suspended the implementation of the National Dialogue Committee report pending a hearing and determination of a petition by activist Michael Muchemi.

The Raila Odinga led coalition wants to join the case as interested party.

The coalition told the court they want to participate in the proceedings that blocked implementation of NADCO report in regard to an audit of the 2022 presidential election.

The coalition through lawyer Oginga argued that on 22 of April the court declined to issue interim orders on a preliminary objection questioning the court jurisdiction to hear and determine the case.

Azimio application is supported by the affidavit sworn by wiper Democratic party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who told the court that the coalition stands to be greatly prejudiced should the instant application not be allowed.

“There is an eminent danger that the Courts shall give contradictory or conflicting decisions over the same subject matter and hence it is prudent that the two matters be consolidated and heard together,” Azimio lawyer Oginga told the Kiambu based Judge.

The coalition argued that orders sought in these proceedings shall and have a direct bearing on the coalition by virtue of being a key player in the National Dialogue Committee, and the Sponsoring political party, with key Members at the Parliament and the Senate.

The coalition further told the court it is important that they are afforded an opportunity to be heard before the Court makes any such Orders affecting them or the discharge of their functions in line with the principles of the rules of natural justice and the fundamental rights and freedoms to a fair hearing and trial as guaranteed under Articles 25 and 50 of the Constitution, ” coalition told the court.

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